Aquarius is famous for being contradictory and aloof. While natives of this sign often pride themselves on being independent, they can be incredibly stable when it comes to relationships.
Just like any other sign, Aquarius has higher compatibility with some signs than with others. On the other hand, this sign lives to defy expectations, so it is not uncommon to find them in unconventional or mismatched relationships.
This Aquarius compatibility guide will give you useful information on who Aquarius' best and worst matches are. However, because we are more than our zodiac sign, other factors such as the planetary positions at birth play an important role. If you want a detailed relationship analysis, it is recommended that you consult a professional astrologer.
Aquarius Compatibility Chart
The Aquarius compatibility chart below lists the compatibility with each sign with Aquarius in terms of Overall Compatibility, Sex, Love and Marriage, and Communication.
These percentages are based on the aspects of Aquarius with the other signs and how the signs behave in relationships and professional experience and observation.
Best Aquarius Matches
Let us look at the most compatible and best matches for Aquarius.
Libra is considered the most compatible sign with Aquarius. Diplomatic and polite, a Libra native adapts to whatever social situation that they find themself in.
An Aquarius native has no interest in adapting to any social situation and often seems to enjoy standing apart from the crowd. Libra will go so far as to lie to avoid creating an unpleasant social situation, and Aquarius will tell the truth no matter whose feelings may get ruffled.
Yet, these signs have much more in common than meets the eye. These signs are both Air Signs, which means that they are the most comfortable in the intellectual and social realm.
Both of them would find themselves quite a home at a party with people from many different backgrounds and walks of life. Both of them must be intellectually stimulated to feel physical attraction as well.
While Libra is famous for being charming, the sharp intellect of this sign is often overlooked. Libra's social grace makes it easy for people to talk to natives of this sign, and they often learn a great deal from this. This will make Libra quite interesting to Aquarius.
Despite Libra's good manners, there is often a hidden mischievous and slightly rebellious side to this sign. Libra natives often find unusual and exotic people very attractive, and Aquarius natives tend to be unique and exotic by their very nature.
Due to their similarities, Sagittarius and Aquarius are very compatible zodiac signs when it comes to relationships.
Both of these signs can seem rather distant, and neither of these signs needs much in the way of emotional intimacy. Also, both of these signs get impatient with insecurity or neediness on behalf of a partner.
Because of these similarities, Aquarius and Sagittarius understand each other and make a good match. Both of these signs are willing to try unconventional arrangements such as open relations or living in separate houses.
Yet, it is the differences between these signs that make them such a right combination. Sagittarius is friendly, pleasant, and easy-going, but this sign has a tendency to move on rather than working on a relationship.
Aquarius is sometimes friendly but often has a somewhat aloof manner. Yet, Aquarius is exceptionally stable in relationships and has a great deal of staying power.
Sagittarius will bring fun and excitement into their relationship, and Aquarius will hold it together.
Gemini is also a perfect match for Aquarius. Curious about everything, Gemini tends to get bored very quickly. This can sometimes make it hard for this sign to settle down with one person.
If a Gemini native stays with one person, their partner must be intellectually stimulating, interesting, and entertaining.
Even though Aquarius is a Fixed Sign and does not like change, this sign is unconventional enough to keep Gemini interested. Also, Aquarius approaches relationships rationally and will not be upset or annoyed with Gemini socializing with many different people.
Aquarius has a reputation for being open-minded, which is not really accurate. Natives of this sign rarely change their mind once it is made up.
On the other hand, Aquarius is interested in others' ideas and opinions and will listen with interest to just about anyone. Gemini will provide Aquarius with endless topics of conversation and intellectual stimulation.
As in the relationship between Aquarius and Sagittarius, Aquarius will be the anchor that holds the relationship together. In this couple, Gemini will generally adapt to Aquarius rather than the other way around.
Worst Aquarius Matches
Aquarius and Cancer have very little in common and, therefore, not compatible. Aquarius is rational and aloof, and Cancer is emotional and sensitive. Cancer has a deep-seated need to be nurtured, and Aquarius is very independent.
Even though Aquarius natives are stable in relationships, they are often not very demonstrative, nor do they provide much reassurance.
There is very little physical chemistry between these signs, so it is rather unlikely that they will get together in the first place. Also, neither of these signs tends to initiate social contact.
Cancer can be painfully shy. Aquarius is not shy, per se, but natives of this sign prefer to wait for others to come to them.
Because of this, Aquarius and Cancer are a rare combination.
One of the worst matches for Aquarius is Virgo. As in the case of Cancer, Aquarius and Virgo are very different from each other. Yet, Aquarius and Virgo do sometimes find themselves in the same social circles.
Both of these signs are intellectual, and at times, they may have what seems to others to be unusual interests.
Even if Aquarius and Virgo have some common interests, they pursue these interests in a very different way. Virgo focuses on details.
Indeed, there are details that matter to Virgo that no other sign has any interest in. Virgo also likes to follow the rules, whatever they may be.
Aquarius, on the other hand, does not much interest in minute details, especially if they of a physical or material nature. Also, Aquarius does not like to follow the rules, natives of this sign often go out of their way to break them out of sheer contrariness.
These differences are such that Aquarius and Virgo tend to frustrate and annoy each other.
Aquarius and Pisces are not a good match. The issues between Aquarius and Pisces are less obvious than those between Aquarius and either Cancer or Virgo, but they are still difficult to resolve.
Both Aquarius and Pisces tend to be outsiders in society. Aquarius is an outsider by choice. It is natural for this sign to avoid fitting in or being part of a crowd.
Aquarius natives make a point of marching to the beat of their own drum. Even so, they do know what is expected of them, even if they prefer to ignore these expectations.
Pisces, on the other hand, tends to float above the material world. When natives of this sign do not fit in, they have not paid enough attention to be aware of what might be expected of them.
Pisces natives are often deeply spiritual, and they can have a great devotion to their faith. Like Cancer, Pisces is sensitive and emotional, with a strong need for deep intimacy.
While Aquarius and Pisces might find each other intriguing at first, it will be hard for these signs to find enough in common to sustain a relationship.
The signs Aquarius men are most compatible with are Libra and Sagittarius. Many Aquarius men are usually happy being single, but they love to feel connected, which is why Libra is their most compatible sign. Aquarius men and Sagittarius are also very compatible because these two independent souls find a way to be close that allows both to feel free.
Aquarius men tend to have successful long-term relationships with both Libra and Sagittarius, but also Gemini, a fellow air sign that Aquarius tends to find intellectually stimulating.
Aquarius men also work well with these three signs in the bedroom and also enjoy the intensity of sex with Leo and Scorpio.
But it is Libra and Sagittarius that Aquarius men will identify as a best friend with whom they can share everything, as well as a lover.
The best matches for an Aquarius woman are Libra and Sagittarius. An independent woman who doesn’t always make friends easily, Aquarius women are attracted to Libra's sociability. They also work well with adventurous Sagittarius, and the two can build a loving relationship in which neither feels tied down.
Aquarius women can make long-term relationships work with both of these signs, as each have their own lives, but come together for the best parts. The sex between these signs is also good, which most Aquarius women consider essential to long-term compatibility and happiness.
Aquarius women will likely consider Libra and Sagittarius friends and lovers so they can remain close even if things don’t work out.
Summary of Aquarius Compatibility
Aquarius is most compatible with Libra, Sagittarius, and Gemini. These signs can appreciate Aquarius' nature without making too many emotional demands. The worst matches for Aquarius are Cancer, Virgo, and Pisces. These signs are very different than Aquarius and have trouble finding common ground.
Yet, it is essential to remember that Aquarius compatibility does not tell the entire story regarding relationships. This is true of all signs, but it is especially true of Aquarius.
Aquarius will do the unexpected more than any other sign and may often be found in seemingly mismatched combinations.